Main Street

Noontime Showcase: VanPort Jazz

The VanPort Jazz performs big band music ranging from the 1920s through the 1950s, along with some contemporary charts. You will hear hits from Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Doc Severinsen, Sammy Nestico, Count Basie, and many others.

VanPort Jazz is made up of professional and semi-professional musicians. We have performed at venues such as the Laurelhurst Club, Clark College, Pierson Air Museum, Clark County Fairgrounds, Luepke Center, Firstenburg Center, Kiggins Theater, and the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts Noontime Showcase series.

This is the last of eight weekly, free Noontime Showcase performances as part of Summer Arts on Main, which feature a wide variety of performers and styles. Suitable for all ages.

Noontime Showcase & Summer Arts on Main

During the summer months, Noontime Showcase—a monthly free performance held inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall during most of the year—moves out to Main Street and changes to a weekly schedule. This Noontime Showcase is part of the 2019 Summer Arts on Main series, which runs 11am to 2pm every Wednesday, July 10th through August 28th, with free performances and children’s activities.

Summer Arts on Main Street runs concurrently with the Portland Farmers Market in the adjacent park blocks (Shemanski Park at Park Ave. & Main St.).  The vegetables for our "Veggie Derby" have been generously donated by the Portland Farmers Market!

Located outside on SW Main Street, between SW Broadway & Park Ave.- next to Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway Ave., Portland, OR 97205.

In the event of rain, or extreme heat, this event will take place in the Antoinette Hatfield Hall rotunda.

: Upcoming Events

Keller

Broadway in Portland presents WICKED - The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz at the Portland'5...

Showing: 07/10 - 07/28
Newmark

Portland Opera presents La Finta Giardiniera at the Portland'5 Newmark Theatre July 12–27, 2019...

Showing: 07/12 - 07/27
Main Street

Portland'5 welcomes John Dover to Main Street on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 12pm for a free Noontime...

Showing: 07/24
Main Street

Portland'5 welcomes DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid to Music on Main Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 5pm to...

Showing: 07/24
Main Street

Portland Opera presents the live, free simulcast of La Finta Giardiniera outside on Main Street...

Showing: 07/24
Main Street

Portland'5 welcomes Orenco Station Band to Main Street on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 12pm for a free...

Showing: 07/31